We manufacture 4 different types of Madagascan Vanilla extract:

Madagascan ½ Fold  / Madagascan 1 Fold / Madagascan 2 Fold Madagascan Alcohol Free

All of our Vanilla Extracts are made using Madagascan Bourbon vanilla beans, cultivated on the Island of Madagascar. We manufacture our own Extracts, here in the UK which are of excellent quality and is far superior to those that we were previously outsourcing.

Vanilla Extract is a versatile product, suitable for use in recipes for baked goods, Ice-Cream, Cakes, cookies, pastries, Crème brûlée, Beer, Cocktails and many more.

The word Fold identifies the quantity of Vanilla Beans used in the production of the Extract. The higher the Fold the stronger the Extract.

Our standard extract uses alcohol as the solvent to extract the flavour from our Vanilla beans. The Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract uses rapeseed glycerine (which is palm-free and vegan-friendly).

NB: All extracts can be supplied in Various sizes up to 25 Litres. Please get in touch to arrange alternative sizes to those listed online.

If you have any questions, please get in touch using our contact page.


Vanilla extract is a fragrant, amber coloured liquid made by macerating vanilla beans in ethanol (minimum 35%), water and sugar.
Vanilla Extract: What's the Difference? Vanilla flavouring, which is also often called essence, uses artificial ingredients and additives such as synthetic vanillin, emulsifiers, and chemically produced flavours and colours. Real vanilla extract doesn’t use any nasty additives and is made using Ethanol to extract the natural vanillin from the vanilla beans, water and sugar to help aid the extraction process.
Because it comes from an organism, it can be classed as a natural flavouring. Any questions, please get in touch using our contact form.
Substitutes for vanilla extract
  • Vanilla paste, also called vanilla bean paste
  • Vanilla powder
A lot of people ask me why does vanilla cost so much? The price of vanilla has increased drastically since around 2015. This is due to a number of different factors including theft of vanilla beans in Madagascar, the pollination process being extremely lengthy and is done so by hand. Extreme weather can also cause damage to the crop resulting in a smaller harvest which in turn leads to a higher price.
In terms of flavour, cutting out the vanilla extract is like making a Jam sandwich without the jam, or a chocolate cake without any chocolate in it…you just wouldn’t do it. Vanilla enhances the flavour of all of your creations.
Vanilla extracts contain 35% alcohol which is the minimum standard in the industry. This means that a small amount could technically be enough to get a person drunk if you chose to drink it. We highly recommend storing your Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Bean Paste away from children and only using them as ingredients in your recipes. For example, when you bake a cake using vanilla extract, nearly all the alcohol will have evaporated prior to consumption.